Meigs Syndrome Follow-up

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Klaus-Dieter Lessnau, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Leslie M Randall, MD, MAS, FACS  more...
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Further Outpatient Care

As described by Meigs, ascites and pleural effusion resolve dramatically within a few weeks to months after removal of the pelvic mass, without any recurrence. Use of chest ultrasound to follow pleural effusion progression is superior to chest radiography in identifying residual pleural effusion and can detect amounts as small as 3-5 mL. [1]

The serum CA-125 level also returns to normal after surgery.

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